There are three keys to a successful LEED-EBOM project:
1.Getting organizational commitment to the process and managing the changes in the organization required for a successful project, such as changing people’s recycling behavior
2.Performing the required upgrades to building or facility operations, including adopting the LEED-required policies
3.Managing the LEED-certification process itself, including collecting all required documentation from the many project participants
Jerry Yudelson will be signing his two latest books on green buildings at the Greenbuild conference next week in Phoenix.Read more...
Yudelson Associates’ latest report, “New Water Technologies for Mechanical Contractors,” highlights changes in water conservation practices that are creating unprecedented opportunities to reduce water use in cities by 305 or more.Read more...
For commercial building owners, the key economic factors for justifying green and energy-efficient building investments are increases in:
1. Average rents
2. Average occupancy rate
3. Resale value
Over time, these three factors, along with others such as tenant retention, ease of getting financing, lower insurance costs, etc., will help overcome any adverse consequences from the costs of greening buildings and certifying them. What are the facts today?Read more...